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24 September 2009 Simulation of an algorithm for determining the reliability of unmanned ground vehicle networks
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There is an increasing interest in the army of small unmanned robots taking part in defense operations. It is considered important to predict the reliability of the group of robots taking part in different operations. A group of robots have both coordination and collaboration. The robot operations are considered as a network graph whose system reliability can be determined with the help of different techniques. Once a specified reliability is achieved the commander controlling the operation can take appropriate action. This paper gives a simulation which can determine the system reliability of the robotic systems having collaboration and coordination. The procedure developed is based on binary decision diagrams to obtain a disjoint Boolean expression. The procedure is applicable for any number of nodes and the branches. For illustration purposes reliability of simple circuits like series network, parallel network, series-parallel and non-series parallel network are illustrated. It is hoped that more work in this area will lead to the development of algorithms which will be ultimately used for a real time environment.
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Harpreet Singh, Arati M. Dixit, Kassem Saab, and Grant R. Gerhart "Simulation of an algorithm for determining the reliability of unmanned ground vehicle networks", Proc. SPIE 7480, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks VI, 74800F (24 September 2009);

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